At a time when WWE needs as many top level stars around as possible, some bad news has been revealed about Randy Orton and his shoulder injury. Reports have surfaced that he could be out as long as six months after surgery. Orton could opt out of surgery, but that means that his shoulder has a higher chance of being dislocated every time he steps into the ring. Surgery enables him to return by Wrestlemania.
November 5, 2015
While there has been no confirmed return date just yet, the belief is that WWE is hoping that Randy Orton can be healthy in time for the Royal Rumble. A surprise return at a pay per view like that could do wonders for his momentum. Orton, of course, is going to be placed in a high profile match at Wrestlemania, so the front office would love to have him around for a couple of months before then.
November 2, 2015
Since he is injured, Randy Orton has been removed from the upcoming WWE tour of Europe. Management had already advertised Orton as being part of the show, so they felt the need to make it up to fans who had already purchased tickets. To do that, the front office booked Alberto Del Rio as a replacement. Del Rio recently returned to World Wrestling Entertainment and is viewed as an international star.
October 30, 2015
On Monday Night Raw, fans witnessed Randy Orton being in cahoots with The Authority once again. That has led some to believe that he pulled a heel turn just one day after making a return at Fast Lane to attack Seth Rollins, Big Show and Kane. As of right now, WWE still has plans on Orton being utilized as a baby face. They simply wanted to show the friction between Orton and Rollins again in case some fans have forgotten after four months.
February 26, 2015
As expected, Randy Orton made his return to WWE over the weekend during Fast Lane. He immediately set his sights on the man that he will most likely be wrestling against at Wrestlemania. Unless something drastic comes about to change up the plans, Orton and Rollins are currently penciled to work a high profile match at the pay per view together. The rivalry will need to be built up again because Orton was forced to take a couple of months off.
February 24, 2015
While he has yet to make television return for WWE, there are still plans in the works for Randy Orton. As of right now, he is penciled in for a high profile match against Seth Rollins at Wrestlemania. Management would like to start promoting that match soon, so Orton could be making his return as early as this Sunday when Fast Lane takes place. There, he would more than likely do a sneak attack on Rollins, who would then seek his own revenge.
February 20, 2015
Fans who were in attendance at the WWE live event in Salt Lake City over the weekend got to see something that the internet wrestling community has been yearning for over the last several weeks. Randy Orton finally made his return. Reports are stating that he showed no ring rust, which means that he could be brought back to television at any time, as reported. Orton, who received a huge ovation from the audience, defeated Kane.
February 8, 2015
Fans have been waiting for the Randy Orton return for the last couple of shows now, and he has yet to make an appearance. The belief is that WWE is holding it off because they simply have yet to find a place for him on Fast Lane. If they are unable to get an opponent for the former world heavyweight champion, then his return might be delayed until after the pay per view. Management does not want him brought back without a story line.
February 3, 2015
Another person that has been affected greatly by the big snow storm in the northeast is Randy Orton. He was initially scheduled to make his television return this week on Smackdown. However, WWE has been forced to cancel those plans because their television shows have been heavily modified this week. Orton is still expected to make his return before Fast Lane, where he is expected to have a match on the February pay per view.
January 29, 2015